Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Students may wish to major in a traditional subject (History, English, Sociology) but minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Some students plan to do graduate work in a traditional discipline, with emphasis on women within it.

Requirements for the Minor (18 units)

Required Courses
WMST 337FEMINIST THEORY3
Select one of the following 3-unit courses:3
WOMEN IN PERSPECTIVE (3)
HONORS WOMEN IN PERSPECTIVE (3)
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF WOMEN (3)
Electives
Select four courses from any of the following focus areas. (6 units must be upper level, 300-400): 112
Women, Gender, Culture and Creativity
Women, Gender, Health and Sexuality
Women, Gender, Diversity and Global Contexts
Women, Gender, Leadership and Community
Total Units18
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Electives may be distributed across the four focus areas, within one focus area, or across a combination of two or three focus areas. 

Focus Areas

Women, Gender, Culture and Creativity
Select four of the following:12
AMERICAN WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE
WOMEN'S CULTURE AND CREATIVITY
WOMEN'S WORDS, WOMEN'S LIVES
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Women's Spiritual Practices)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Masculinity in Perspective)
THE EROTIC IMAGINATION IN CHRISTIANITY AND HINDUISM
CHRISTIAN SEXUAL ETHICS
TOPICS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (Womanism and Black Feminist Thought)
WOMEN IN ART
IDENTITY AND CULTURE (Gender and Media in Global Perspective)
GENDER IN FILM AND MEDIA
HONORS SEMINAR IN LITERATURE (Emily Dickinson)
HONORS SEMINAR IN LITERATURE (Austen and the Brontes)
WORLD LITERATURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH (African Women Writers)
SPECIAL TOPICS: LITERATURE OF WOMEN
WOMEN WRITERS
VOICES OF MEDIEVAL WOMEN
STUDIES IN ONE OR TWO AUTHORS (Virginia Woolf)
TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURE (Black Women Writers)
TOPICS IN BRITISH LITERATURE (Unfortunate Women)
TOPICS IN BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE (African American Women Writers)
WOMEN IN 20TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY
WOMEN IN WESTERN MUS
RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY
HISPANIC POPULAR CULTURES (Mexican Cultural Symbols: La Malinche, LaVirgen de Guadalupe and La Llorona)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH (Latin American Women Writers)
Women, Gender, Diversity and Global Contexts
Select four of the following:12
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF WOMEN
B-MORE: BALTIMORE AND URBAN COMMUNITIES
WOMEN, ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Women's Spiritual Practices)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Women of Color)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Masculinities in Perspective)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Women and Development)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Intersectionality and Policy Analysis)
THE EROTIC IMAGINATION IN CHRISTIANITY AND HINDUISM
CHRISTIAN SEXUAL ETHICS
ANIMAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS
TOPICS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (Womanism and Black Feminist Thought)
ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER
LATINAS IN THE AMERICAS
IDENTITY AND CULTURE (Gender and Media in Global Perspective)
WORLD LITERATURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH (African Women Writers)
TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURE (African American Writers)
TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURE (Black Women Writers)
TOPICS IN BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE (African American Women Writers)
GAYS & LESBIANS IN U.S. HISTORY
HISTORICAL THEMES (African American Women in History)
INTRODUCTION TO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
PSYCHOLOGY OF LESBIAN CULTURE
GENDER IDENTITY IN TRANSITION
WOMEN IN WORLD RELIGIONS
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
HISPANIC POPULAR CULTURES (Mexican American Cultural Symbols: La Malinche, LaVirgen de Guadalupe and LaLlorona)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH (Latin American Women Writers)
Women, Gender, Health and Sexuality
Select four of the following:12
AMERICAN WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE
WOMEN AND MEDICINE
WOMEN AND SEXUALITY
WOMEN, ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Intersectionality and Policy Analysis)
CHRISTIAN SEXUAL ETHICS
ANIMAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS
ISSUES IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER FAMILIES
GAYS & LESBIANS IN U.S. HISTORY
WOMEN'S HEALTH
SEXUALITY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
INTRODUCTION TO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER STUDIES
RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
SEX DIFFERENCES: PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
PSYCHOLOGY OF LESBIAN CULTURE
GENDER IDENTITY IN TRANSITION
MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY
Women, Gender, Leadership and Community
Select four of the following:12
WOMEN, WORK, AND FAMILY
WOMEN AND MEDICINE
WOMEN, ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH
B-MORE: BALTIMORE AND URBAN COMMUNITIES
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Women's Spiritual Practices)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Masculinity in Perspective)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Women and Development)
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Intersectionality and Policy Analysis)
THE EROTIC IMAGINATION IN CHRISTIANITY AND HINDUISM
CHRISTIAN SEXUAL ETHICS
ANIMAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS
TOPICS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
ISSUES IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
WOMEN AND CRIME
ECONOMIC ISSUES OF GENDER
FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
WOMEN IN 20TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY
GAYS & LESBIANS IN U.S. HISTORY
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
SPEC TOPICS POSC (Women, Public Policy and Social Change)
SEMINAR IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
WORK AND OCCUPATIONS
ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY